Union Organizers Reveal Organizing Techniques

In their own words:

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Heritage Foundation Asks, ‘What Employer Advantage?’

James Sherk, writing for the Heritage Foundation, has challenged the assertion that current union organizing laws favor the employer over the organizers. He makes these points, and I’m taking the liberty to quote his text directly: In fact, as I have written before, labor law heavily tilts the scales in favor of unions during organizing […]

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Hostage-Taking Trumps Card Check Anyday

As is their wont, the French reject American culture while embracing and perfecting it, in their own inimitable way. Take the example of unionization. France is widely unionized. You can hardly visit there without the garbage collectors or air traffic controllers or railway operators going on strike for this or that. They all work for […]

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Sacre Bleu! Managers Held Hostage in France?

Let’s hope American labor leaders don’t read international news reports. Turns out that a new habit is taking hold in France in labor relations. To wit: When employees hear bad news, they hold their manager hostage until s/he changes the bad news. Police refuse to intervene for fear of violence. A manager of a French […]

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Despite Public Bravado, Labor Sees EFCA on Life Support

Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter, who in 2007 voted to invoke cloture on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), came out yesterday and said his vote will be “no” this time around. That leaves the Democrats–Labor’s mouthpiece and sometime lackey–with 58 (59 if and when Al Franken arrives) votes to end a sure Republican filibuster. Unfortunately, […]

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China: Laboratory for EFCA-Style Unionization

Can’t blame ’em. Business owners in China’s manufacturing belt, their businesses up in smoke in the worldwide recession, are fleeing the country and leaving their workers high and dry–and yuan-less–rather than cope with China’s restrictive labor laws. Of course, you can also call them rats for absconding with their companies’ loot while leaving their workforce […]

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The Road to ‘Armageddon’ Starts Today

Sources tell Personnel Concepts that the much-feared-by-business Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) will be introduced in the House of Representatives today. Well, nothing new here. EFCA made it through the House’s 435 members once before and passed with flying colors, but its fate in the Senate may be another matter altogether. Just today, the Wall […]

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Unions, Schmunions–What, Me Worry?

For all the celestial disturbance over the proposed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), you wouldn’t know it from a poll I just discovered at the Manpower Employment Blawg. The blog posted this question: What is the #1 most frightening employment law issue you’re facing right now? And got these results: 1. Terminations (26%) 2. Discrimination […]

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What Exactly Is Free Choice?

One big labor law change anticipated in the Barack administration is enactment of the so-called Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), but like the Holy Roman Empire, which was neither holy, Roman nor an empire, does the EFCA really embody freedom and choice? For those on the business side of things–company owners and managers, et al.–the […]

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